Faced with infectious risks, things have not yet been acquired,"
regrets Professor Pierre Parneix, head of the center for the prevention of infections associated with care (IAS) at the Bordeaux University Hospital.
The progress made around the turn of the century seems to have plateaued for fifteen years.
In 1990, HAIs affected 6.7% of hospitalized patients, a high figure that led to many corrective actions.
Rising to 5.9% in 2001, then 4.97% in 2006, this figure then remained stable without any further improvement, which led the health authorities to seek indicators for evaluating the preventive measures put in place in each establishment.
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These indicators are regularly revised: they identify the most effective measures, which means that they must be acceptable to caregivers and patients.
Antibiotic therapy practices or the monitoring of staff influenza vaccination are thus regularly evaluated.
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